Metallica Launch Countdown Clock — What’s It For?


It would appear that Metallica are getting ready to make some kind of announcement.

A new website launched by the band, MetallicaXX.com, is counting down to this Thursday, October 10 at 8 a.m. EDT. As to what the site is counting down to, well, that’s a mystery! The biggest clue we have right now, obviously, is the site’s URL. XX are the Roman numerals for twenty… and this year is the twentieth anniversary of S&M… and the band just did two S&M anniversary shows, which were filmed, and will play in movie theaters this Wednesday night, October 9… just before the countdown concludes. So the obvious assumption is that they’re counting down to a release of S&M², either as a live album, a concert film, or both (which is what they did with S&M).

One other possibility is that the announcement has something to do with 2020, although the Roman numerals for that year will be MMXX, so that doesn’t seem as logical of a conclusion as the S&M theory.

We’ll be waking up bright n’ early on Thursday to see what the what is going on. In the meantime, feel free to speculate in the comments section below.

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